Значение идиомы hog-tie

[hog-tie] {v.}, {informal} 1. To tie so it is unable tomove or escape.

The Cowboy caught a calf and hog-tied it.

2. Tomake someone unable to act freely; limit.

The welfare worker wantedto help at once, but rules and regulations hog-tied her, so she couldonly report the case.


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